Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 979 929 912
Rank change year-on-year -50 -17 +7
Permanent jobs citing KVM 194 279 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 0.78% 1.22% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 163 229 292
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.36% -6.32% +18.75%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 24,715 22,879 24,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.76% 12.90% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 20,173 19,243 20,451
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -50 187 £55,000 +10.00% 33
UK excluding London -9 111 £50,000 +12.36% 26
London -1 77 £60,000 +4.35% 8
South East -15 37 £55,000 +22.22% 8
North of England +29 32 £60,000 +60.00% 2
North West +29 28 £60,000 +105.13% 2
South West +20 25 £42,500 -10.53% 8
East of England +7 9 £51,250 +7.89% 6
Wales +14 4 £43,250 +15.33% 1
Midlands +18 3 £43,750 - 1
Yorkshire -5 3 £30,000 -20.00%
East Midlands - 3 £43,750 -
Scotland +1 1 £28,500 -32.94%
North East -20 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 175 (90.21%) Linux
2 130 (67.01%) VMware
3 122 (62.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (53.09%) Ansible
5 100 (51.55%) DevOps
5 100 (51.55%) Python
6 94 (48.45%) Amazon AWS
7 91 (46.91%) Puppet
8 89 (45.88%) Opscode Chef
9 77 (39.69%) Windows
10 74 (38.14%) Docker
11 72 (37.11%) Git (software)
12 62 (31.96%) Jenkins
13 61 (31.44%) Hyper-V
14 59 (30.41%) Xen
15 53 (27.32%) Firewall
16 52 (26.80%) Configuration Management
16 52 (26.80%) Bash Shell
17 51 (26.29%) Open Source
18 45 (23.20%) Microsoft Azure
18 45 (23.20%) OpenStack
19 42 (21.65%) MySQL
19 42 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
20 40 (20.62%) PostgreSQL
20 40 (20.62%) DNS
21 38 (19.59%) Active Directory
22 37 (19.07%) Ubuntu
23 34 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
24 33 (17.01%) Perl
24 33 (17.01%) Kubernetes

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 45 (23.20%) OpenStack
2 28 (14.43%) Apache
3 26 (13.40%) nginx
4 14 (7.22%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (6.19%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.61%) CloudStack
7 6 (3.09%) IIS
7 6 (3.09%) JBoss
8 5 (2.58%) Skype for Business
9 4 (2.06%) Apache Solr
9 4 (2.06%) Confluence
9 4 (2.06%) uWSGI
10 3 (1.55%) lighttpd
10 3 (1.55%) WordPress
11 2 (1.03%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.52%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 94 (48.45%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (23.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.28%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (8.25%) SaaS
5 13 (6.70%) PaaS
6 12 (6.19%) IaaS
7 8 (4.12%) Office 365
7 8 (4.12%) OpenShift
8 6 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (3.09%) GitHub
8 6 (3.09%) NuGet
9 5 (2.58%) Mimecast
10 4 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.03%) Datadog
12 1 (0.52%) G Suite
12 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (27.32%) Firewall
2 40 (20.62%) DNS
3 20 (10.31%) TCP/IP
4 16 (8.25%) NAS
4 16 (8.25%) OpenVPN
5 15 (7.73%) OPNsense
6 12 (6.19%) DHCP
7 11 (5.67%) SAN
8 10 (5.15%) LAN
9 9 (4.64%) VPN
10 7 (3.61%) IPsec
10 7 (3.61%) VLAN
10 7 (3.61%) WAN
11 6 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (2.58%) HTTP
12 5 (2.58%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.58%) SSH
12 5 (2.58%) SSL
12 5 (2.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.65%) MySQL
2 40 (20.62%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (6.70%) SQL Server
4 12 (6.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (5.15%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.15%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.64%) MongoDB
7 8 (4.12%) Redis
8 6 (3.09%) Big Data
8 6 (3.09%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.58%) Aerospike
9 5 (2.58%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.55%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.03%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.52%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 72 (37.11%) Git (software)
2 62 (31.96%) Jenkins
3 26 (13.40%) Subversion
4 17 (8.76%) Vagrant
5 16 (8.25%) JIRA
6 13 (6.70%) Bugzilla
7 12 (6.19%) TeamCity
8 6 (3.09%) Bitbucket
8 6 (3.09%) Chocolatey
8 6 (3.09%) GitLab
8 6 (3.09%) Maven
9 5 (2.58%) Buildbot
9 5 (2.58%) Trac
9 5 (2.58%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (2.06%) Metasploit
11 2 (1.03%) GoCD
11 2 (1.03%) Selenium
12 1 (0.52%) WiX
General
1 20 (10.31%) Finance
2 18 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.15%) Retail
4 9 (4.64%) Games
5 6 (3.09%) Electronics
6 4 (2.06%) Banking
6 4 (2.06%) Law
6 4 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.06%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (36.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 45 (23.20%) Administrator
3 35 (18.04%) Linux Administrator
3 35 (18.04%) Systems Administrator
4 30 (15.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 26 (13.40%) Linux Engineer
6 25 (12.89%) Systems Engineer
7 24 (12.37%) DevOps Administrator
8 20 (10.31%) Lead DevOps
8 20 (10.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 18 (9.28%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 17 (8.76%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 16 (8.25%) Linux DevOps Administrator
12 14 (7.22%) Architect
13 13 (6.70%) AWS DevOps
14 11 (5.67%) AWS Administrator
14 11 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (4.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 8 (4.12%) Consultant
16 8 (4.12%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.89%) LDAP
2 16 (8.25%) LAMP
2 16 (8.25%) LEMP Stack
3 10 (5.15%) Kafka
3 10 (5.15%) LAPP Stack
3 10 (5.15%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (4.64%) Web Services
5 8 (4.12%) JSON
5 8 (4.12%) RESTful
6 7 (3.61%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (3.61%) Middleware
6 7 (3.61%) Node.js
7 6 (3.09%) HTML
7 6 (3.09%) Spring Boot
8 5 (2.58%) libvirt
8 5 (2.58%) MAPI
8 5 (2.58%) OpenVZ
9 4 (2.06%) Django
9 4 (2.06%) Regular Expression
9 4 (2.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.89%) Linux Command Line
2 24 (12.37%) Data Centre
3 18 (9.28%) Replication
4 15 (7.73%) Computer Science
5 11 (5.67%) Public Cloud
5 11 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (4.12%) Private Cloud
7 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.58%) Spread Betting
8 5 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.58%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.58%) YubiKey
9 4 (2.06%) BYOD
9 4 (2.06%) Clustering
9 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.55%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (1.03%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 175 (90.21%) Linux
2 77 (39.69%) Windows
3 37 (19.07%) Ubuntu
4 29 (14.95%) CentOS
5 27 (13.92%) Debian
6 24 (12.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (10.31%) FreeBSD
8 14 (7.22%) Unix
8 14 (7.22%) VMS
8 14 (7.22%) Windows Server
9 9 (4.64%) Solaris
10 5 (2.58%) OpenBSD
11 3 (1.55%) SUSE
11 3 (1.55%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.52%) Fedora
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (51.55%) DevOps
2 52 (26.80%) Configuration Management
3 51 (26.29%) Open Source
4 42 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (12.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 23 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (8.76%) High Availability
10 16 (8.25%) Project Management
10 16 (8.25%) Robotic Process Automation
11 15 (7.73%) Mentoring
12 14 (7.22%) Analytics
13 13 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 13 (6.70%) ITIL
14 11 (5.67%) Cybersecurity
14 11 (5.67%) Deep Learning
14 11 (5.67%) Load Balancing
14 11 (5.67%) Video Analytics
15 10 (5.15%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 100 (51.55%) Python
2 52 (26.80%) Bash Shell
3 33 (17.01%) Perl
4 23 (11.86%) Java
4 23 (11.86%) SQL
5 22 (11.34%) PowerShell
6 20 (10.31%) Ruby
7 17 (8.76%) PHP
7 17 (8.76%) Shell Script
8 15 (7.73%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.12%) Go
10 5 (2.58%) C
11 3 (1.55%) C++
12 2 (1.03%) C-shell
12 2 (1.03%) Korn
12 2 (1.03%) Scala
13 1 (0.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (8.76%) Degree
2 8 (4.12%) RHCE
3 7 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (3.09%) CCNA
4 6 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.09%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.09%) PMP
5 4 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.55%) VCP6
7 2 (1.03%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.03%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.03%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) HNC
8 1 (0.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.37%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) COBIT
2 6 (3.09%) ISO 14001
2 6 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.55%) GCP
4 3 (1.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 122 (62.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (38.14%) Docker
3 61 (31.44%) Hyper-V
4 59 (30.41%) Xen
5 38 (19.59%) Active Directory
6 31 (15.98%) QEMU
7 28 (14.43%) VirtualBox
8 22 (11.34%) pfSense
9 21 (10.82%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (9.79%) NFS
11 18 (9.28%) Samba
12 13 (6.70%) iptables
13 12 (6.19%) oVirt
14 9 (4.64%) vSphere
15 7 (3.61%) Ceph
15 7 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (3.09%) Varnish
17 5 (2.58%) DRBD
18 4 (2.06%) Corosync
18 4 (2.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 103 (53.09%) Ansible
2 91 (46.91%) Puppet
3 89 (45.88%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (17.01%) Kubernetes
5 27 (13.92%) Terraform
6 22 (11.34%) Nagios
7 16 (8.25%) ZABBIX
8 7 (3.61%) Icinga
8 7 (3.61%) SCCM
9 6 (3.09%) Cacti
9 6 (3.09%) HAProxy
9 6 (3.09%) Munin
9 6 (3.09%) rkt
10 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (2.06%) Consul
11 4 (2.06%) Grafana
11 4 (2.06%) Nessus
11 4 (2.06%) OpenVAS
11 4 (2.06%) QRadar
11 4 (2.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 130 (67.01%) VMware
2 31 (15.98%) Microsoft
3 27 (13.92%) Red Hat
4 20 (10.31%) Cisco
5 16 (8.25%) IBM
6 15 (7.73%) PagerDuty
7 13 (6.70%) Splunk
8 12 (6.19%) Google
8 12 (6.19%) Oracle
9 10 (5.15%) SaltStack
10 8 (4.12%) EMC
10 8 (4.12%) Juniper
11 7 (3.61%) NetApp
12 6 (3.09%) SonicWALL
12 6 (3.09%) WatchGuard
13 5 (2.58%) Dell
13 5 (2.58%) NETGEAR
13 5 (2.58%) Percona
13 5 (2.58%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.58%) Sophos